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Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
towards the north and west of the city, out towards carroll county and fredrick county. a wintery mix moving in during the course of the mornings and the afternoon. right now it's clear over the north of the state, but a couple hundred miles to the south and west of us. notice in about three hours we're going to start to see this batch of precipitation moving in and it will start as snow in a lot of spots. a burst of snow first, it goes over to the rain for the city as we head into the midday hour. still an ice situation toward the north and west. we'll break down the details, show you some numbers coming up in a little bit. we'll get a check on the traffic over with lauren cook. >>reporter: good morning, mike. all that wintery mix will make the roads slick. no delays in white marsh, 95, nice and clear from route 43 all the way into it the city. if you are traveling on the beltway this morning, no delays from parkville all the way up to towson. as we check in and take a live look at the west side at liberty road, traffic moving right along, no problems getting down to route 40 or
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
in white marsh it's going to take you just 14 minutes traveling southbound from 695 into the city. no problems to report on the beltway from parkville all the way up to towson. traffic moving along at liberty road. 11 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. up in hunt valley, no problems to report here on the harrisburg expressway. nice and clear from shawan road all the way down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> breaking news a man is dead this morning after a two alarm fire broke out in his home. this happened in jacksonville and the 5600 block of sweet air road just after midnight. there were no fire hydrants near that home so the water had to be shuttled in. the fire was under control around 2:30 this morning. two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for this day. today same sex couples can get married in our state. now even though they're going to have the chance they won't likely be able to tie the knot until january 1st when the law goes
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
. -- city. we will talk about the storm and break into snow totals but first traffic maps to see what's going on the roads. lauren cook is the gal to do it. >> reporter: i will be with you tomorrow as well. >> oh man we are all here. >> reporter: 95 nice and clear just 14 minutes to travel from the beltway into the city. and 695 in great shape. no problem from parkville to towson and looking live outside here the west side of the beltway also going to be free of delays. no problems from liberty road to route 40 and up in hunt valley 83 no concerns therefrom shawan to the beltway. now over to you. >>> 4 chn 32 the president and 34e78s of -- members of senate return to capitol hill continue to work on a deal. four days before the december 31st deadline. charley is monitoring the situation with more on what's happening today. are they any closer to a deal. >> simply put, no. senate democrats are accusing john boehner of running a dictatorship. a polling shows that many americans are placing the blame if the deal is not done. that poll is done by reuters and find among the sing elf groups b
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
targets gays, the military and other religions. >>> things don't look good for a new york city while found on a beach. it's the second largest species of whale is alive and appears to be injured. police have been playing water on -- spraying water on it so it can breathe. they don't expect it to survive much longer. they may have to euthanize it in what would be called a humane death. this is the second largest species of whale on the new york city beach. >>> here's a story about paying it forward twice. an iowa woman won $30,000 last year in the lottery a week before christmas. michelle bristol spent a gad chunk of the money helping other people. she helped pay off several layaway accounts and paid for gifts for three families in need. well, her good deeds touched a dental care company. they decided to give bristol a beautiful smile at no charge. >> she gave away so much money and you just don't see that very often. it's very inspiring and it really made all of us want to do whatever we could to give her something very special and kind of pay it for ward. >> her husband encouraged h
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
tragedy from happening in another community. hundreds of people marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association dc office yesterday. new york city mayor michael bloomberg joined victims of gun violence to address how easy it is to get access to guns and long time supporters of gun rights like west verge senator joe manchin say it's time to talk about regulating guns andsays he is open to discussing restriction on assault weapons like the one used in the newtown shooting. the president is pledging action to prevent more tragedies and save future children. >> because what choice do we have? we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year is some how the surprise of -- the price of freedom. >> reporter: you connection spec the debate to head to annapolis. some legislators are calling for a ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. >>> and remember you can find latest information about the tragedy in newtown at abc2news.com. we put together a special section on our home page that links you to the profiles of the victims
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
hundreds of accidents. the snow came down an inch an hour in some cities. birt cold has settled in. wind chills around 20 below zero. minneapolis got a report ten inches. that didn't stop the party for the bears-vikings game. some fans drove into the storm all the way from chicago. too bad their team lost. >> day look like they had fun, though. >>> time now for the weather from across the nation. snow in the northern rockies. rain and snow in norng new england. heavy rain around boston, new york, philly, and d.c. thunderstorms from cincinnati to the gulf coast. >> 60s from new orleans to the northeast. 12 in the twin cities. mostly 40s in the rockies. >>> coming up, we'll hear from the deejays who posed as british royals and are being blamed for the suicide of a surs. >>> falling gas prices. >>> josh brent of the cowboys, out of jail and struggling with the death of teammate and a friend. >>> there could be a christmas gift for you at the gas pump. lower prices. the average price may be close to $3 a gallon for the holidays. wholesale prices are falling fast as supplied rise and de
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
attacking and taunting the victim on the video. three others were arrested. they have been sentenced. the hearing is set for 9:30. >>> he is accused of having sex with a teen that he met at a city school. now they don't know what role shawn nolan held at the middle school. he was temporary contractor and claims that he was the vice principal. he was arrested saying he had a sexual relationship with a girl. documents indicate she is pregnant with his child. and now it has come to light he worked at hazelwood more than two days even after his arrest. during the meeting parents are not sure what his job was in the first place. >> they are saying he was a monitor. he was not. >> they tonight know what he was. he was allowed complete access to children. >> the school official in charge of the meeting said an investigation into what happened is going on but he could not respond to the parents at the meeting. >>> it feels like we have the stories once a week. here again this morning another talk of disturbing cases of abuse this one at the maryland school for the deaf in howard county. clarence
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
. she said to police she hated muslims since 2001 and the terrorist attack on the u.s. this is the second time someone was shoved to their death in front of a new york city train. let's go to mike masco, we missed the snow on saturday, but the cold air has some in place. >>> you had to bring it back up, didn't you? it's cold. that's the deal went got the cold in play. this morning, going in to the afternoon, we are starting out with temperatures in to the 20s, manchester , the coldest on the board, 23 degrees, a lot of clouds part of the forecast for your afternoon. there is a wind coming out of the westerly direction 5-10 at times. that has made the windchill values fall in to the teens and 20s. a blend of sunshine and clouds to start your morning. 9:00 a.m., 28 degrees. by lunchtime, up to 35, on our way in to the low to middle 40s. the new year's eve forecast coming up in a little bit. >>> times square celebrates new years with a crystal ball. baltimore uses fireworks. in mobile, alabama, a moon pie. the 80-pound pie will serve as part of the new pie drop. there will be parades,
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> when it comes to gun stores the accepttor from montgomery county is pushing to give state police the same authority as the atf to audit how many guns were used in a crime in a place sanctioned on the owners. >>> a three people were rushed to the hospital following a crash along the bwi parkway -- bw parkway. the injuries are nonlife- threatening. it caused a huge backup on northbound 295 near route 32 yesterday afternoon. the road is back ope
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
baltimore. at times,tough to make out the biggest buildings in the city. andthere's the rain and the mist and drizzle. 48 degrees with 100% humidity. we have the low cloud deck, the fog, the mist, and the drizzle and the low visibility. use the low beams tonight. viz blth reports at the top of the hour, not good. less than i third of a mile in baltimore. and right up through central maryland, less than half a mile of viz blth there. --visibility there. it'sdangerous out there. take alook at the wind, not much wind. temperatures cooled to the dew point numbers. now, tomorrow a day of changing weather. we'lllook for weather in the city to warm to the 60s. foggy earlybut clearing later in the day. that's the same in howard county. temperatures couldreach as high as the upper 50s. and further norts and east in harford county, maybe not that warm but it will be a day of changing weather. there's thatrain marching in our sdreks now. it will a -- direction now. behind that, some slow clearing. a few showers by mid-morning and then the sun is breaking through. the sun is definitely breaking
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
concern forks icy spots. mostly rain the rest of the night except well north and west of the city. we'll talk about thisproaching . >>> when the roads are covered with the wintry mix like this, that's when the state highway crews hit the highway. they have been watching the storm, treating the roads with salt. they have to move to other chemicals to get results. . >> the forecast will go down to 34, which is above freezing but it's close to the freezing mark. we purge people to be careful. >> state highway officials also stress that drivers should be prepared with essentials. never head out in bad weather without a flashlight and the good news is temperatures are not expected to drop low enough to cause major problems. the bad news it's rainy windy mess. joce sterman has more. >> reporter: that white christmas looks so beautiful. this, not so much. this is really ugly. as you're heading out to go back home, it will make for some messy travel. we were out on the roads earlier, and things were clear on the back roads. now with the rain all of that is rain -- is adding up to rain. carroll c
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
the city for handing out property violations. one family got it 11 days after the tree lnlded on -- landed on their home. they said it's a city tree and waiting for the city to re move it. >> it was over two weeks for someone to move f but to be slapped with a violation. >> the department said the citation will plan but they said they will continue to fight them. state lawmakers are calling on the department just it get rid of them. throw out these violations. >>> all right. it is a tradition right here at abc2. the annual kindertime toy drive. >> it's your chance to brighten the holiday for a cloild in need. you have quite a cast of characters with you, wyatt? >> it's kindertime again. anna is with the honey go village center in perry hall. there are many shops and vendors there. >> we're very excited to be involved with the toy drive. we have a bunch of merchants who are collecting toys this year. those who are accepting toys will be marked. >> a great place for people to come by and drop off their toy. now, sue, talk about how you're getting involved? >> our office was looking
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
, finding a very big chill in the air, only warming up into the mid-40s. ellicott city further south temperatures struggling to get to the upper 40s. a nice look sunset in ellicott city. temperatures now mid to upper 30s for the most part. most of the area, not quite that warm and 43 not exactly warm. a variable south breeze. just a little bit of a wind chill factor, feeling like the mid-30s. how about neighborhood by neighborhood tomorrow. first off into the city where we always know that the better weather is in the central part of the state sometimes. that's what we look forward to tomorrow, again, back in the 40s. across the region, some scattered cloud cover, significant cloud cover out to the west where the weather is becoming more active. we'll see things become more active. scattered showers through pennsylvania. that stays west of us. we have a cluster of showers likely to develop off the coast. some of this could edge off the chess is a peefnlgt the -- chesapeake. the pattern looks more active. we may stay dry. saturday looks relatively quiet. we look for warmer air to edge
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm EST
the snow disappearing on the fee.d we picked up an inch to an inch and a half in the city before we had that cling over to rain. now the current conditions at bwi, 37 with humidity at 100%. wind chill factors feeling like 17 in hagerstown, just 27 in baltimore, that northeasterly wind that will be turning northwest tonight. you seat overall system. the main precipitation wedge is north of baltimore. we've got the center of the low still to come. we've got one notch coming over the center. the main storm over southern west virginia. on the back side there could be some rain and snow showers mixed. here's the setup. the main rain continuing to least area. a band through maybe 7:00, k-89. it's not impossible to see rain or mixed showers first thing in the morning. then we see clearing. the windy conditions will make it feel raw and ugly. temperatures continuing to stay cold. no real warm up. it's a concern to look at our next storm that will come in the wake of this one. you can see this storm blowing out. blustery day but dry. our second storm on the boards developing off the texas co
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
over to the west. a few spotty showers down to the south. a warm front south of the city that will lift north. notice the temperatures are starting to bump up tonight heading into tomorrow. 46 goes straight to 47 around midnight. a lot of showers out there. big, dramatic changes in the 7- day. >>> at 4:30 i felt sick losing back to back sundays for the steelers and the redskins. at 6:30, a little better. still heading to the play offs. >> reporter: at dela rosas, trying to come to grips with the second loss, this one in overtime. the battle of the beltway just not working out with baltimore losing 31-28. we want to show you inside de la rosas. a crowd of ravens fans throwing back drinks and shaking their heads trying to drain the memory of that loss there. it all came down to the last few minutes with the redskins backup qb. he had that crucial touchdown in the last couple of seconds, then they tied it up and they left it in the hands of washington's kicker. they have a couple of pittsburgh fans in here. they let them in on rare occasion. they said it was absolutely silent in here.
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
coming up. >> thanks a lot. you know this, born and raised here. charm city all about the prize. when we heard about a new show comparing ours to d.c., we had to get in on the debate. >> reporter: guys, it's funny. we're down here because the travel channel will do a comparison between federal hill and compare that to capitol hill. what is better? obviously, it's federal hill. we're on east charles street. this is a pretty normal evening. we go inside the cross market with all the seafood. let's ask what everybody thinks about d.c. is that for me? d.c. versus baltimore. we're throwing you on tv. tell me why, why you like baltimore and specifically where you like to go in federal hill. >> well, i live here in federal. i just like this because the people are friendly. it's a little more laid back. >> you say friendlier than d.c. so hands down we have a big rivalry. ravens versus redskins. there you go. there you go. so we got. we have drinks and we have a crazy game this weekend. again, federal hill versus -- what do they call it? capitol hill. that's right. >> mike masco, doing it. you're
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
them. >> that's what being part of the city is all b everybody joins together, picks up the burden and helps out. >> reporter: fireworks are tradition for 4th of july and new year's eve. it will continue because business owners like this one. >> people look at annapolis as a historic traditional american feel. they want it come downtown and have a good time. part of my job, i believe, as a business or merchant downtown is to help be a part of that. >> i think it's awesome. it's great that the community is pitching in. >> reporter: people who have been coming could not imagine annapolis 2013 without fireworks. >> this wouldn't be as image jal. >> reporter: annapolis will be having two fireworks displace tonight. one at 7:30 north young are crowd and, of course, the second one at midnight. in annapolis, don harrison, abc2 news. >>> if you're in new zealand, you don't have to wait. people already ringing in the new year the first to ring in 2013 setting off fireworks from the auckland sky tower. australians brought in 2013 with a dazzling fireworks show. the magnificent display went o
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm EST
the view of the city. and then there's a good shot of folks on a sunny day. this place was made for pictures and pictures are meant for sharing. this family uses social media to share photos with their family around the cup tri for their eyes only. >> i would not like anyone using my pictures out anywhere. these are my puck churs. >> it may not be just yours anymore. after january 16th, if you are using instagram, you are giving them unrestricted rights to use your photograph. theysay you still own that photo but if a company likes the photo as well. instagram can license the photo to them and not give you a dime. . >> we still have creative rights. i think we need to be careful of how we give them up. >> this attorney says this is kind of typical. users aresigning up to services and signing away their rights, in some cases without realizing what they're doing. he saysread the terms of service and privacy agreement. >> you have to make sure you're not giving away something that you can't take back or if you take a picture of your friend, you're not giving away something of the the f
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
and 40 in the city. outlying areas into the 30s. eldersburg is close to the freezing mark many into the 20s going into tonight. the hour by hour forecast through the night. cold and 26 degrees. we wake up to 24 and pretty cold conditions. a little wind chill with a breeze that will come in. and then for tomorrow afternoon around lunchtime clouds build going for 38 degrees for your afternoon high. take a look at maryland's most power fall few cloud to the north and west. but a system in texas we have to keep ion on. we will talk about that coming up in a little bit. joce. >> thanks. cliff hanger continues in washington tonight. democrats and republicans still wrangeling over left lation to avert the so-called fiscal clf tax increase and budget cuts set to go into effect january 1st. we have a report there's no sign of a deal yet. >> reporter: as senators convened in a rare sunday session, they heard this prayer from the senate chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation and save us from self- inflicted wounds. >> reporter: the clock is ticking towards the new year's eve midnight hour
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
toward the city on 394 and detoured on howard street. baltimore will close at gay street. there are also parking restrictions on some streets. find a garage and stay there for the complete traffic advisory. log on to abc2news.com. >>> you can also head out to see annapolis. this year the show is in jeopardy. annapolis is struggling with limited funds right now. the city couldn't pay for the celebration but businesses in annapolis pitched in handfully funded the fireworks show for this year. >> i would say fireworks just adds to the whole idea of celebrating life, celebrating the historiness of this -- historicness. >> a seconds fireworks display will go off for the big kids at midnight. >> maryland's new law will be in effect. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will attend the ceremonies and on tillman island in chesapeake bay, six couples plan to get married at the black walnut inn bay. many have gotten licenses since december 6th but they won't take effect until tomorrow. >>> lawmakers are working to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff but if nothing is decided before mid
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
the city, mid-50s once again. asyou go a little further north, maybe not quite so warm. incarol county, temperatures struggle to get past the low 50s. blue skies though and plenty of sunshine will be on tap tomorrow. take a look at the set up here. disturbancepen wheeling to the north now. we're getting a couple of area offense cloud cover on the south of that. future trend showing nothing tomorrow, bright blue skies. you're going to need the sun glasses tomorrow. but,check this out, another change, faster moving weather pattern. wo bring in another disturbance on thursday leading with colder air, showers likely sdmurz into friday. there's going to be enough cold air. mid-30stomorrow and then back to ho 40s and 50s but then the cold air builds up to the north here and that will come down the pike as we go into friday and saturday. here it is for you, right now looking at some clearing behind this weather maker off to the north and east. putting downsnow in northern new england but there is a new system brewing north and west that will hit us thursday night into friday. tomorrow
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
city subway. >> this latest death was last night in queens. katherine brown reports on the search. >> reporter: police say surveillance cameras captured her running along queens boulevard moments after pushing a man on the tracks and directly into the path of an on coming 7 train. >> that's pretty horrible. >> reporter: witnesses told investigators they saw a woman pacing and mumbleling on the platform and then sit on a bench. they said she shot forward and pushed the man to a gruesome desk -- death. >> stand close to the edge to look to see if the train comes. it makes you rethink the things you do on a regular basis. >> i think it's scary. i think people stand too close to the edge, too. there's -- that yellow line is there for reason. >> reporter: this is the second incident of a man pushed to his death in less than a month. a drifter pushed a man in front of an on coming train. the two were caught on cell phone video arguing. tracking down the suspect in the most recent incident is a top priority. >> if you see inbound who was acting erratically the way this alleged perpetrato
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm EST
overnight. clouds thicken up overnight. the chance for winter weather kicks in about 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. winter advisory is up. you can seat area of highest concern. it's for northern baltimore county. areas south and east, including annapolis, city and eastern shore. there will be an inch or two of slushy snow. clouds continue to overspread the area. this is the leading edge. has it come in timing wise around 6 a.m., around snow advisory -- sunrise, snow begins to fire up. in that time frame we'll have our coldest air of the day. warmer air will try to edge further north. it shifts toward annapolis and north of kent island through the day. then we'll look for rain and snow mixing over the i-95 corridor. kind of a last gasp of the storm. cold air wraps. we could see flurries. a detailed snowfall map in just a second. first, i want to show you the cold air. that will funnel in as we talk about the whole weekend for sunday, cold breezy day, a frigid night tomorrow night. it's going to be a very cold night. plan for that. future trend shows we struggle to get to 32 -- above 32 tomo
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
. kenneth never got a good look you but his mother said she has confidence the city police department to solve the case. the police say the assault is still under investigation and have yet to call it a hate crime. >> now to the latest on your money for the senate majority leader predicted we would fall off the fiscal cliff next week. we bring you up to speed on the gridlock down in dc. >> reporter: it may already be to late. five-days before the fiscal cliff and with the house out of town until sunday, the senate majority lead admitted a deal seems unlikely. >> i have to be honest. i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: and an attack he point blame on the house speaker for letting members stay home with no deal in sight. > we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies, watching the kids play soccer and basketball. he seems to care more about keeping his speaker ship than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: the speaker's office responded, the senator should talk less and legislate mor
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm EST
. things calm down. dundock, view on the eastside, camera shake in the breeze. nice sunset. belaire the heart of hartford we find a mostly cloudy sky most of the day toward sunset. the view from charm city, always a charming one on main street. winds north and west. 15 to 20, gusting higher, gusting closer to 25 and 30 here at the top of the hour. winds from the west creating this wind chill factor in the 20s. take 10, 15 degrees off the air temperature with that kind of chill. the overall set up a clear one. the main storm system continuing to blow out to the north and east. tomorrow temperatures will bounce up close to 40 degrees. this is what becomes interesting. move into saturday with the new storm. watch the air temperatures into the day saturday. right around 32, 33, we will be right on that freezing temperature in central maryland. just north and west of baltimore we will be at or below freezing all day. that means even as the storm moves out and the next one approaches, air temperatures will support some winter weather. no question about that. just a matter of how much and
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
lay down my life for my son. >> reporter: shaw is healing from that beating. baltimore city police didn't comment on the story today but say they are looking in to the possibility this indeed was a hate crime. >>> in our consumer alert a walk out threatens at midnight as long shore men and the port of baltimore can make a deal on a new contract. the port is one of the main economic generators in maryland. the two sides are supposed to sit down saturday to end the standoff. the main issues, royalties. . >> and it's unfortunate that we have gotten to this point. this has been known for months. again, when work interruptions happen nobody wins. >> it's not just the port of baltimore that's affected here. 15 ports with 15,000 worker also be impacted from maine down to texas. >>> the senate is back hoping to find a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the house is still on a break leaving some to wonder if there is time to strike a deal or if the economy is doomed to go over the edge when the clock hits midnight. >> reporter: hundreds of waterford crystals in installed on the ball in n
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
the north. while we're at 37 in the city, we're hanging onto the upper 20s to 30s outside the beltway. look the eldersburg 31 degrees. everything that comes in right now -- or i should say in the next hour or so will fall in the form of some snow. you'll notice over the southern suburbs of d.c., back down into virginia, you're dealing with the snow and that's what's lifting up from south to north during the course of the morning hours. you'll notice 15, 20 minutes outside of the city limits and this will start to move in during the morning commute, the tail end of the morning commute. so first is this burst of snow that's going to come in and then it's going to change over to rain for the city. still could be a wintery mix over our northern counties and an ice situation north and west of town, north and west, really, of 83 as you go into they aremont and monkston you could be deal iing with an icy situation. rain totals, that's the other aspect of the storm, one to two inches of rain and there could be some severe weather, maybe some thunderstorms down in salisbury and ocean c
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
south of the city. again, notice the storm system right in here, dropping tornadoes over the gulf coast states. that is what's lifting in our direction during the course of your day. so your hour by hour goes like this, 7:00 in the morning, 32 degrees. pretty cold start. snow burst comes in around 9:00, 10:00 in the morning and turns pretty rapidly into some heavy rains. we'll map this out and show you some accumulation maps coming up in just a little bit. let's get a check on the traffic. lauren cook is over on the traffic plaza. how are we doing out there? >>reporter: pretty good. so far so good, as you mentioned, mike, that the morning commute a little later on could get a little dicey. so right around 9:00, you will want to be extra careful. if you are traveling in howard county, though, interstate 70 nice and clear. no problems from colombia pike all the way over to 695. and for those of you using 95 in howard county, as we check in and take a look at the abc 2 time saver traffic drive time, it's going to take you the normal 12 minutes to travel from elkridge all the way into
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
county. for the city towards right around the beltway 2 to 3 -- beltway 2 to 3 higher amounts. we will talk about the map coming up in a little bit. now the morning commute and lauren cook is in the traffic center. >> reporter: heading to bwi airport no problems whatsoever. 295 nice and clear. and 95 normal conditions if you heading downtown it's going to take you 12 minutes from elk ridge into the city. and if you are heading out to 695, no delays on the west side of the beltway taking a live look up in hunt valley. 83 at shawan road. no problems to report. that will remain clear as you get on to the jfx and head downtown. that's your traffic now over to you. >>> many people -- for many people the weather has been making holiday travel challenging. >> the apps you can down load on the smart phone that can help make the interruptions a bit more tolerable. >> also ahead, making new years resolutions can be easy. keeping them is the hard part. coming up, we have tips on ways to make the new year's resolutions a success. >>> thanks for joining ounce this friday morning. no doubt abou
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
the way into the city. and if you are using 695 in parkville, the foggy conditions are really going to persist as we check in and look at harford road. notice a lot of reduced visibility out there and it's extremely important for you to turn on low beams and take it slow because you need to. it's pretty bad out there. you can't see much. and here's what 695 looks like on the northwest corner at old court road. traffic moving along altogether it's going to take you 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95 and inner loop is nice and clear as you make the drive from 795 up to 83. if you are using 83, the jfx going to be clear of delays but again that foggy condition will persist and as we check in and take a look north of this scene up in hunt valley, 83 at shawan road can't see much in the camera. in fact, i will show you this coming up in few minutes. but it's going to take you 22 minutes altogether to travel from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us. you're watching good mornin
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Dec 6, 2012 4:55am EST
the city is now moving police officers out from behind their desks and out protectioning you and me. details on this thursday, december 6th. "good morning maryland" i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle, thank you for joining us this morning. a chilly start if you are headed out or taking the kids to the bus stop. you're definitely going to want to bundle up. >> lynette is here telling us about the change that came and another change that could possibly come. >> exactly charlie. very cold this morning and then we have another warm up on the way. so we are in a roller coaster effect but this morning you're stepping out the door. make sure you do have that heavy warm coat because we can see in reisterstown coming in at 28 degrees right now. this temperature is below average we should be at 31 for our low temperatures. and we are below freezing in millersville now. 29 degrees. look at the dew point. 17. that is some very dry air out there this morning. and this is going to continue right into the afternoon. the chilly air will as well. owings mill temperature coming in at 29. t
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
city is now investigating false citations. >>> it's christmas time in the city. tonight baltimore keeps the holiday tradition alive. we're going to tell you what you need to know if you plan to join the crowds for the lighting of the washington monument in mount vernon. those stories straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. weather-wise, it's got to be great for that lighting ceremony. beginning to feel a lot like holidays. after a bit of a reprieve earlier this week. >> yes it's always chilly every year when they have that lighting. you see the people bundled up. >> that's a great thing. >> it is a great thing. >> it's supposed to be. >> exactly. that's what we have for the morning as well guys. bundle up out and about. look at the 20s from ellicott city 29 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. this will persist throughout the day. we won't be as windy as we were yesterday. that's some good news especially on that northwesterly breeze. we would really be feeling that windchil
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
in baltimore city. elkton, you have temperatures in the low 30s right now. we'll be trading that off into the teens and low 20s for tonight. a little bit of a breeze has produced windchill values feeling like 19 in hagerstown, 26 in easton. you get the drill. the planner of the course of the overnight hours, 25 degrees. wake up to a blend of sunshine and clouds at 24 degrees and by lunchtime, 38, cloudy skies prevail by the 4:00 hour at 44 degrees. temperatures chilly across the nation. we are expecting a blast of arctic air that comes down. we'll show you in the 7-day forecast coming up just a little bit. >>> a woman is facing hate crime charges after pushing a man to death before a speeding subway car because she thought he was a muslim. >> reporter: it was a bizarre ending to a crime that has shocked this city. the woman accused of pushing a man onto the train tracks screaming and smiling as cameras captured her arrest. this surveillance video led police to erica menendez. investigators say that's her running away from a train station in queens thursday night just moments afte
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
from 95. and and moving through 15 minutes from the beltway into the city. we showed you a video yesterday of dogs driving cars in new zealand. and the spca is trying to get more dogs adopted but is still drawing a lot of jokes. >> reporter: sniff this, dogs giving up the back seat for the driver's seat. >> when you thought you had seen it all. >> we had all seen it, video of three dogs at a spca branch in new zealand being taught to shift gears. and steer. first on carts then cars with the controls modified for doggie legs. >> next month cooper will attempt to drive live on new zealand television. months ago the idea of a dog driving was a joke. a gag to advertise cars. >> remember the old snl bits. >> let's hope the dogs -- >> look out! >> do better than the driving cat did. the driver's mutts was celebrated with the headline dog drives man. and finally dogs who chase cars will have something to do when they catch them. and david letterman didn't need to make a joke to get a laugh. >> hon toast god, isn't that. he did the top ten signs your dog is a bad driver. >> crosses four
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
sendsing a-their kids off, someone had the nerve to walk into a city school with a knife. cheryl starts our coverage with that story. >> that school visitor is now in jail. parents at the national academy foundation shuttered at seeing news crews. they are talking and so is the police chief about preventing another shooting. iqúan incidentinside a city school. this timeinvolving a knife. >> i'm speechless right now. >> it seemed to start off friendly. a visitor brought a birthday cake and balloons the a relative but skirted past the front office. then a fight broke autowith an officer worker and the visitor showed a knife. tracey mcdaniel learned about the fight at the end of the day on a day when parents are on edge. in surrounding counties, police officers stood at schoolings. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enfo
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> city police say the whole assault is still under investigation and have yet to classify this as a hate crime and finding the suspects may be difficult, ken said he never got a good look at them. >>> if you like slot machines, you can stay at the casino until the cows come home, the casino is staying open 24/7. maryland alive welcomed players at 8 at doors that will never close. the 24/7 change was approved last month. the new hours will make them more competitive with neighboring states and create jobs. >>> all in all we are adding 1200 additional jobs with table games in 24 hours, 150 are tied to the 24 hours and starting by tonight. and then the remainder of them will be added as we get closer and closer to the table games operation with about 800 of them tied specifically to the table games operation. >>> they believe the changes will help the casino better compete. there's no timetable set for table games to start for the casino. the best estimate right now is sometime in the early spring. >>> developing tonight, former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a tex
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >>> two more shootings in the city today. the first happened at 1:30 this afternoon near clifton park. an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg. police are still investigating. >>> two other men wounded when shots were fired in the 2500 block ofwoodbrook avenue. police found one man shot in the chest and a second shot in the buttocks. >>> charges could be placed against the driver who lost control of their car on the dc beltway that killed three people. two died at the scene. florentina gonzalez was also killed. the car skidded and was hit by two pickup trucks. topers are not identified -- troopers have not identified the driver who lost control. >>> new developments tonight in the so called fiscal cliff. it's just four days away and we still are waiting to hear if there's a deal in washington. tonight president obama addressed the country in talkses to. there's still no answer, but tonight the president says work is being done. >> congressional leaders left the white house today without a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. but the leaders and the president are still trying. >> i'm modestl
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
. baltimore city police say the boys were headed to their elementary school. one of the students pulled out the b.b. gun and threatened another student. the situation was reported to city leaders and city schools police. officials say the district will take the appropriate disciplinary action. >>> a major announcement from baltimore city police tonight. in a rare nighttime news conference, anthony bats announced the department had made its 1,000 gun arrest this year. officers were responding to a home. officers arrested a man and they say they found a semi automatic handgun. >> she said she had seen the officers out here previous nights. he knew there were 12. it was a good way to seek out the officers and they came right away. >> major blake was on hand for the announcement. >>> the superintendent is proving he is open for suggestions when it comes to improving city schools. so dr. dallas mann was eligible to answer questions. >> what i try to do is change the conversation to be proactive. when you're proactive you have environments where kids feel they're connected to the schoo
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Dec 7, 2012 4:55am EST
people. a tourist visiting our city beaten and robbed. one of the suspects will be in court. this whole thing was caught on video and it went viral. and sherrie johnson is live. what is happening today? >> reporter: the interesting thing that beating happened right here in front of mitchell courthouse on st. patrick's day and where shanti baldwin will be in court. baldwin and three others took part in a beating and robbery in march. it was videotaped and went viral. police say that baldwin and several others beat up a tourist and left him unconscious. one woman is beating the victim with a shoe. they caught up with baldwin after tips from people who saw the video. and it shows the man being beaten, robbed and stripped. police say people were so enraged that the officers received enough tips to identify the suspect and bring them into custody. now three other people were arrested. and baldwin will be in court at 9:30 this morning. she faces about three years in prison. >> there is more trouble for baltimore's former mayor. and she ya dixon is accused of violating probation. accordi
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
. the city of crisfield was particularly hit very hard by heavy flooding that damaged hundreds of homes and marylanders would also benefit from $6 billion disaster spending bill going through the u.s. senate right now. >>> don't lose your cool. control your temper. simmer down. simmer down. you ever heard any of these? you have. >> i certainly have. and actually, i don't even need to listen to it it turns out. this morning health experts say it's healthy to get mad. that's right. >> that's great. so love it or hate it. we had some winter weather yesterday. we had a full array of weather yesterday. we weren't the only ones. we're going to take a look at the blast of winter and what it did to other communities. >> getting stranded at the airport stinks. and hundreds of people in texas who were in that situation but it really does help if your pilot is sympathetic. we're going to listen to what a captain told his passengers to ease their frustration. >> anger a healthy. mike masco? >> there's the storm from yesterday. pulling off towards the north. here's the other storm. this could be a w
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
million dollars in penalties, levied by the city since they were introduced, legislators want to make sure that the law is being enforced fairly and accurately. there's interest because of the high number of citations to residents in the county and high enough of schools and cameras in baltimore county encouraging city and state law makers to come together to ensure the system is operating fairly for children's safety. that news conference will be held today at noon in front of the baltimore city district court in downtown baltimore oncalvert street. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> a man was walking on the ramp to route 50 when he was hit by a car. this happened around 8:30 last night and state police say that the glen burnie man is being cpt alive for medical -- kept alive for medical purpose. >>> a 18-year-old from severn was killed on friday night trying to cross solman's island road at west street. at the time of the collision, it was raining very heavily and the victim was wearing dark clothing. the authorities say she was not in the crosswalk and there was no evidence the d
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
monrovia. 49 in ellicott city and 49 in reisterstown. the temperatures are well above average. take the coat but not the biggest one. look at temperatures as we go into lunchtime today. 57 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> >> reporter: -- >> reporter: good morning. fog is an issue again this morning. take it slow and use the low beams. traveling in howard county, no delays at all here on interstate 70 but it will be nice and clear from columbia pike all the way over to 695. here's a live look at the beltway right now at old court road. traffic is moving right along only 7 minutes right now to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and as we check in and look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times the beltway nice andclear from parkville to towson and traveling on 95 in white marsh foggy conditions in that area but four minutes southbound from route 43 down to the beltway. megan and charley over to you. >>> people living. >> newtown connecticut are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after friday's horrific shooting
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
in the afternoon, you're going to see a burst of snow come through here. i think the city will see a burst but then it will change over to rain. north and wers o -- west of i 83, you're going to see light snow out toward manchester, light snow and then everything kicks off to the north and east. no carrierringconnect 57 . >> for decades, norad had had the inside track on following santa's journey but this year tech yient is -- giant is getting in on the ax too. >> -- action too. >> it's a christmas eve tradition, the north american aerospace defense command or norad has been tracking santa since 1955 when a store advertisement misprinted a private line for santa and norad's predecessor got the call instead. technology has evolved and so has the way that kids kept track on santa. >> now there's norad's santa tracker apps for ipad i phone and android users. norad hadbeen tracking santa with google l earth since 2004 but this year the two entities went separate ways. norad teamed with micro soft and google set up a tool of their own. google has been had tracking santa up to the time h
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
inches across much of baltimore. north and west of the city and changing to rain. laurel. and how about a look at baltimore today. again, it was a snowy scenario until noon. tonight, we have rain, wind di conditions. dew point, 44. moist air in place. could see reduced visibility with rain and wind. could be a sloppy mess with the slush still hanging out. here is the set up for the trends. clearing skies. wednesday, up, temperatures keep falling, a raw, chilly day north and west of us. windchill in the 20s tomorrow. this storm moves out which shifting our attention to what happens after the storm. in the immediate wake of the storm, it will just be windy and cold. then we will watch through the day tomorrow and thursday as the second storm develops in the texas coast area. we believe it will arrive mid- morning saturday. depending on the precise track how much rain versus snow. right now, one to two inch around the 95 corridor seem to be a good bet. perhaps we get a lit 8 more than that, perhaps a little less. tonight, no more accumulation. what you got is what you got. tomorrow,
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
through the course of tonight. 49 degrees in the city. to the north up in manchester, 43. annapolis at 48 degrees. temperatures going right around 50 degrees and through the wakeup hour and they are he getting fog and low clouds out there. and look at lunchtime. 60 degrees. how about close to 70 tomorrow. we will share your 7-day forecast coming up. >>> around bend from the tank you will find dale avenue in overlea. >> a officer tried to go down the road and it almost cost his life. joce sterman has more. >> reporter: the officer is out of the hospital a police won't give out his name but he was taken to shock trauma and released earlier today. now the officer was not on duty when he was hurt. it happened near the intersection of dale and kenwood avenues in overlea. police say he was driving after 3 this morning when he came across a big group of people blocking the road. so he stopped and asked some of the people to move so he could get through. and a man came out of the group and fired several shots into the officer's car. county investigators are looking at this case and they hav
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
we should be at 43 degrees for this time of the year. let's check the traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have several accidents to tell you about. we have two in baltimore isn'ty on east saratoga -- silty -- city at east saratoga and green spring valley road at spring hill road. traveling on 795, no problems to report whatsoever. it will be an easy ride heading to the beltway and this is what the beltway looks like. traffic is moving along normal 11 minute ride from 795 all the way down to 95. and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times east side of the beltway in great shape. 11 minutes to travel the outer loop right now from 95 all the way up to 83. and 95 nice and clear in white marsh four minutes from route 43 down to the beltway and the south side will be nice and clear and you won't have any problems getting to the airport this morning. route 295 also going to be free of delays. that's a look at your traffic megan over to you. >>> three minutes after 6. if you thought putting off your holiday shopping would mean less people
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
respond to the parents at the meeting. >> city schools are looking into this matter certainly. it would be inappropriate for me to comment on it giving the pending legal aspects of the situation. >> reporter: the administrators are bringing in support teams to explain the situation to children who have dealt with nolan. he faces second degree rape and assault. he is free on bail and has a hearing scheduled. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >>> in another school, clarence cepheus taylor touched three students. one girl was ten years old. the alleged abuse happened between 20t2008 and 2010 when he worked as a door maid. he faces several counts of sex chill abuse of a minor. >> there are likely other victims. >> reporter: he is still in police custody. >> got a little dose of reality today. looks like december is back again. we will fine out if the chill will be with us over nice. what do you think, wyatt? >> i'm looking at the possibility of a cold night. temperatures are only in the mid 40s today. now we are in the mid 30s out there. millersville reporting 30. 29 in wedgewood. so yes, a ve
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Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
square, ring in the new year in baltimore city. the prep work is done at curtis bay. get a clear view of the fireworks from the inner harbor. the team is sponsoring the display and we want to say congratulations to buck showalter. [no audio] [technical difficulties] across town this morning. it's chilly. reisterstown 27. aberdeen 28. [technical difficulties]
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
reality show. but the former real housewives of new york city star is getting divorced. she and her husband jason are calling it quits after almost 3 years of marriage. franco says this was a difficult decision and that they plan to coparent their daughter. the couple met while they were filming the real housewives and the relationship was on many shows spin-offs and bethany getting married and bethany ever after. >>> a man is dead and police right now say that an officer is on administrative leave. we will tell you what officials say happened behind a gas station that ended with an officer firing his weapon.and a crash on a baltimore washington parkway backed up traffic for hours. the latest on who was involved and what happened. >> good morning. topping america's money last- minute shopping. many shoppers still have not finished christmas shopping. consumer reports says 17 million people will shop today and more than 60% will just throw in a towel and get the gift cards. so far it's been a quiet holiday season at the malls analyst say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemat
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